NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)

About NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)

Created in 2010, DHSES and its four offices -- Counter Terrorism, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention and Control, and Interoperable and Emergency Communications -- provide leadership, coordination and support for efforts to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, fires and other emergencies.

The women and men of DHSES are dedicated to working closely on a daily basis with all levels of government, the private sector, and volunteer organizations to improve the readiness, response and recovery capabilities of communities throughout the Empire State.

DHSES has taken great strides in enhancing the State's readiness and response capabilities. From terrorist threats to natural weather disasters, the demands for public health and safety continue to increase as they simultaneously become more complex. As we face these challenges, it is critical that we remain focused on strengthening our partnerships through increased communication and coordination.


Office of Emergency Management Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Albany, NY
“I enjoyed working with the people a lot. I learned a lot through conversations and bits of advice they all really wamted to offer me. The work was easy and gave me a taste of what maybe an analyst or a lower leveled state employee would be doing, but I also simultaneously observed others and got to see what their jobs were like. Sometimes even help with a project or just be additional support. I loved working there and I would not mind working there in the future in the least. ”
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